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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Finger Swelling (Overview)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a sign of arthritic flares,


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What can cause finger swelling?

What can cause finger swelling?

Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
174 doctors shared insights

Finger Swelling (Overview)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a sign of arthritic flares,


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Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Or what?: Infected, inflamed, fractured, gouty, rheumatoid, injured in soft tissue alone, tendonitis, trigger finger, arthritis , a tumor, vascular disease, cold intolerance, raynauds, many things can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

Passive stretch: Finger swelling is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. ...Read more

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How can I reduce finger swelling?

How can I reduce finger swelling?

Motion and elevation: If the cause has been treated and controlled, motion and elevation is all that is needed. But it mat still take a long time to clear up. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

Nothing specific: Finger swelling is very generic - it is important to know if it is traumatic, spontaneous and if it affects other parts of your body. The right medication is based on what the problem really is. ...Read more

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Months after carpel tunnel surgery having trigger finger swelling pain, is it normal?

Common: Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to eventually get trigger finger. Swelling post carpal tunnel release can lead to changes in the flexor tendon sheath that eventually leads to triggering. Early nsaids or steroid injection may prevent the need for surgery, but surgery is a common option. ...Read more

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What can cause finger swelling?

Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I reduce finger swelling?

Motion and elevation: If the cause has been treated and controlled, motion and elevation is all that is needed. But it mat still take a long time to clear up. ...Read more

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My finger swelling since 6 month?

Look into cause: If this is one sided, i would seriously recommend evaluation for possible mechanical lymphatico-venous obstruction. If bilateral there may be a variety of other causes. Start with your internist. ...Read more

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How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

How to reduce chronic  finger swelling?

Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

What can cause finger swelling from a plant?

Inflammation: Whether infectious or not an come from being stuck in a finger. A reaction to the plants chemistry or in cases infection from the skin a typical bacteria or rarer such as sporotrichosis from a rose thorn can present with similar symptoms but the time frame may be different as fungal infections like sporotrichosis take weeks to worsen bottom line swollen finger after puncture? Seek attention asap. ...Read more

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What are methods used to treat finger swelling?

Passive stretch: Finger swelling is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. ...Read more

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Does my finger swelling mean it's broken or what?

Or what?: Infected, inflamed, fractured, gouty, rheumatoid, injured in soft tissue alone, tendonitis, trigger finger, arthritis , a tumor, vascular disease, cold intolerance, raynauds, many things can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Is it normal to have finger swelling post injury?

Yes: The body's natural response is to swell an area of injury. If there are no significant injuries (fractures, torn ligaments, skin damage) moving the finger will help decrease the swelling. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more